Category: Asia

Costume and fashion history of Asia. Manners and Customs. Collected from rare sources.

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)

Japan. Warlike Equipment of an old Japanese Archer.

Japanese Archer, armor, Japan, costume, equipment,

On our board we reproduce in miniature an original Japanese picture showing the different phases of the clothing and equipment of an archer on foot. The picture seems to belong to the XVth century. In the 19th century the Japanese army was uniformed according to the European pattern.